The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department offers a variety of diverse programming. We often partner with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, Public Art Committee, other City departments, and outside organizations. Most of these events are free and open to the public. Some require pre-registration.
Public Sculpture Scavenger Hunts
Explore the 2023 Art on the Street collection with an eye for detail. How many sculptures can you identify?
Arts Outside is a collaboration of Lafayette’s Cultural Arts Commission and the Arts and Cultural Resources and Open Space Departments. Space is limited, and registration is required for all of these programs.
An Outdoor Photography Morning with Gerry Morrell Learn outdoor photography tips from an expert Saturday, May 27, 8am| Waneka Lake
Do you enjoy the outdoors and photography? Improve your ability to capture beautiful images of wildlife, plants, landscapes and the great outdoors. Join acclaimed Lafayette photographer, Gerry Morrell to learn techniques to make your photographs "works of art" instead of "snap shots". Lafayette Open Space naturalist, Martin Ogle, will provide an introduction to the area’s natural history and offer insights during the event.
Sunday, July 16, 3-5pm | The Collective Community Arts Center
Remember to bring along your damaged clothing, whether it's a pair of jeans, a sweater, or any other article. Clothing waste is often overlooked when it comes to recycling considerations. With inexpensive new clothes easily accessible, it can be difficult to see the point of fixing torn jeans or worn-out sweaters. However, UK Artist Celia Pym has taken the act of mending to a whole new level, going beyond practicality and craft to create something beautiful, connected to history, and rich in meaning with her Visible Mending work. Pym follows traditional techniques of darning and mending and cultural practices like Japanese Boro. And the best part? You don't have to be an expert to use these techniques to repair clothing that may seem beyond fixing.